Top Amusement Parks in Japan

Feb 10, 2019 | ESCAPE, Japan

“Japan redefines amusement with these three amusement parks that are a must for all travelers.”
When people think of Japan, they usually think of immersing in the local culture, food, and shopping, most likely.

But Japan is also home to many amazing theme parks and amusement parks that you should definitely visit if you happen to be in the right city. Because nothing beats a Japan getaway than getting to know the country through its amazing amusement parks.

1. Tokyo Disneyland (Chiba Prefecture)

While Tokyo Disneyland isn’t actually in Tokyo, but in the Chiba Prefecture, it has received over 170 million guests since it opened in 1983.

This Disney venture continues to attract millions of visitors on a yearly basis, and there is no letting up in the interest from both local and international tourists.

To many locals, visiting Tokyo Disneyland is like a dream come true – and many teary-eyed locals entering the place for the first time will attest to this. The theme park promises unmatched entertainment as you enter a domain that is completely molded after timeless Disney classics.

2. Fuji Q Highland (Osaka)

Majestically located at the foot of the mythic Mt. Fuji, Fuji Q Highland features thrilling rollercoaster rides and awesome theme rides like Thomas Land, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Like other larger amusement parks, Fuji Q Highland is complete with restaurants and shopping places, so you can do everything in one place before going home.

Among its top attractions are the Dododonpa (which reaches 180 km/h in1.56 seconds) and the Takabisha (which has a falling angle of 121 degrees). The park classifies its rides as either “Horror” or “Screamers,” so that should give you an idea as to what to expect.

3. Universal Studios Japan (Osaka)

Located at the Konohana Ward in Osaka, Universal Studios Japan provides an endless stream of entertainment for both adults and young ones.

Special events and ride attractions are constantly offered on a rotating basis, and expect to meet some really familiar attractions like Lupin the Third Car Chase XR Ride, Winter in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, WaterWorld, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and Playing With Curious George. There are attractions and features for all ages, not just kids – both adults and children will enjoy their stay.